Dine at Hacienda AltaGracia A soulful expression of Costa Rican culinary rituals
Sustainability rooted in countryside and custom
Inspired by the seasons and incredible flora and fauna of the region, dining at Hacienda AltaGracia is an experience of indigenous Costa Rican life that stimulates the explorer in each of us. A deep connection with the land will allow you to experience many techniques that maximize sustainability, such as pickling, fermenting, aging, and dehydrating - creating a culinary tour of the region that will excite the senses. All stays include daily meals and non-alcoholic beverages, allowing you to customize your dining experience to complement your daily itinerary.
Inspired Dining Venues
Served poolside, this effortless cuisine is fresh, appealing, and meant to be shared by the entire family. Punctuated by the occasional dinner, Picoteo's menu is inspired by the cuisine and ethos of food as adventure and wellbeing that is signature to Hacienda AltaGracia.
The heart of the resort, this multi-function crossroads will keep you nourished and refreshed throughout the day. Offering easy access to snacks and beverages, coffee and pastries, the all-day continental-style menu utilizes local ingredients and is a welcoming space for curious minds.
Offering a rotating menu that includes items from Picoteo and classic poolside favorites, the food at Las Brisas is perfect for enjoying a leisurely afternoon. The palapa bar serves beer, wine, and simple, fresh fruit juice-driven, aperitif-style cocktails for chaise lounge imbibing.
The chef's garden at AltaGracia is a key component of the resort's holistic experience. Connecting with the land, which grows produce and herbs, creates a deeper understanding and appreciation of food and its provenance. The open-air kitchen plays host to a series of culinary and mixology workshops, celebrating indigenous Costa Rican ingredients. Every Sunday, enlighten your palate with fresh and exciting flavors at our chef-led dining experience, The Edible Garden Dinner.
Defined by sensational get-togethers, Cienfuegos recreates some of the best elements of Costa Rican culture. Inspired by BBQ and rodeo, this lively dinner experience spotlights a simple land and sea menu cooked over a dried coconut husk-based fire. Served with an array of accompaniments, including small salads, vegetables, fermented items from the larder, plus grains and beans, the cuisine takes inspiration from Korean BBQ.
Engage with our cuisine both onsite and off, via experiential dining rooted in Costa Rican culture.
PREVIOUS TASTE OF AUBERGE EXPERIENCES
Explore once-in-a-lifetime culinary journeys with world-renowned chefs that will not only impress your palate, but transform the way you eat and engage with food.
Selva Oaxaca Cocktail Bar
Named one of the top 50 Best Bars in North America, Selva Oaxaca Cocktail Bar collaborates with Hacienda AltaGracia to host a series of spirited events celebrating the artistry of mixology and develop signature cocktails integrating native Latin American flavors and rare libations from various regions.
Cadence Featuring Chef Shenarri Freeman
Taste of Auberge, our resident culinary journey, continues with Cadence, New York’s trendy vegan restaurant with Southern soul, led by Chef Shenarri Freeman. Named one of the best new restaurants of 2021 by The New York Times, Cadence will collaborate with AltaGracia’s Executive Chefs Arno Janse van Rensburg and Liezl Odendaal July 7th - July 17th to deliver unique, plant-driven immersions. Guests can also experience a culinary demonstration spotlighting health and sustainability plus holistic wellness workshops.
Argentinian Chef Norberto Piattoni refined his craft at the renowned Restaurant Garzon, as head chef under Francis Mallman. Later relocating to the US, he has worked under the moniker ‘The Modestos’ since 2020 doing a series of charity pop-ups in New York and Los Angeles. AltaGracia will welcome Chef Norberto for a collaborative series of culinary events - including dinners, lunches and interactive guest experiences.